Weekend Concierge

Aug 012017
 
Jazz in Pines

The City of Pembroke Pines Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department invites the community to enjoy Free Jazz in the Pines concerts when they resume on a monthly basis from September through December at the Pembroke Pines William B. Armstrong Dream Park located at 1700 N.W. 160 Avenue (Dykes Road / South of Sheridan Street).

Residents will enjoy Jazz while relaxing in the serene, tree-shaded park and the beautiful lake view. There is plenty of room to set up lawn chairs and spread out a blanket. Refreshments will be made available for purchase. Please no pets. The Free concerts are held weather permitting and are sponsored by Memorial Hospital West.

For additional information, please contact the Special Events Office954.392.2116. For the most up to date special event information, please visit www.ppines.com/specialevents .

Fall 2017 Jazz in the Pines concert schedule:
September 24, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.   Band: Tito Puente, Jr.

Time Change/Daylight Savings
October 22, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.        Band: TBA
November 19, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.    Band: TBA
December 17, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.    Band: TBA

 August 1, 2017  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Jul 272017
 
Neighbors Night Out

The Margate Police Department is hosting its 17th Annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 1st beginning at 7 p.m. at the Margate Sports Complex, located on Banks Road between Copans Road and Coconut Creek Parkway. This award-winning event draws thousands of people who come out to learn more about the various services provided by the Margate Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

National Night Out Against Crime is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and to send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime. The National Association of Town Watch selected the City of Margate as a National Award winner 2004 through 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Free hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, refreshments and carnival rides will be available for the kids. There will be plenty of photo opportunities for adults and children alike. Visitors can meet Ronald McDonald and fan favorite Billy the Marlin of the Florida Marlins, both of which will be taking photos and mingling with guests.

Enjoy music, entertainment and performances on the stage. Come meet and mingle with the men and women of federal, state and local law enforcement and the military personnel who defend our way of life. Parking is free! For further information, please call Neighborhood Policing at (954) 972-1232.

 July 27, 2017  Posted by  Local Events No Responses »
Jul 242017
 
pompano cultural arts center

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center, which opened this past May, is proud to announce the newest additions to the performance calendar. The venue is featuring the finest regional companies, along with internationally acclaimed acts such as the Marcus Roberts Trio.  “We are off to a phenomenal first season,” said Alyona Ushe, President and CEO of The Creatives, which programs and manages the dramatically designed venue located on Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach. “We are so proud of our incredibly talented Cultural Alliance members. These outstanding resident companies bring a diverse and exciting series of programs to the venue. In addition, we will be showcasing dynamic performances by nationally recognized artists, creating special events and hosting world-class art exhibits.”

Symphony of the Americas presents Summerfest 2017
August 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tickets: VIP (Cabaret Table) $38.00 – Regular Admission $21.50
Show: 7:30pm

Florida’s longest running music festival is back! Symphony of the Americas, a Broward County designated Major Cultural Institution, presents its 26th Anniversary Summerfest, under the direction of Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, featuring soloists from Switzerland, Italy, and Mexico along with musicians of acclaimed orchestras throughout Europe including Gewandhaus Orchester of Germany, Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome, Orchestra Symphonique du Mont Blanc, Europe’s Music for and more, representing over 10 different countries joined in cultural exchange by principal musicians of Symphony of the Americas.

Classical and popular music for strings includes Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Moncayo, Ravel’s Bolero and more. Piazzolla tangos, and a commissioned work by Italian composer Lorenzo Turchi-Floris. Soloists include acclaimed Swiss guitarist, Alessio Nebiolo, as well as David Pedraza of Mexico, and Valentin Mansurov of Russia.

Florida Classical Ballet 2017 Summer Gala
August 4 – August 5
Tickets: $35 Adult
Shows: Fri Aug 4 & Sat Aug 5 8:00 pm

florida classical balletFlorida Classical Ballet 2017 Summer Gala with Ballet Director Magaly Suarez’ Company will include performances from some of the most beloved ballets including:

Sleeping Beauty III act – Choreographed by Marius Petipa’ – Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

La Esmeralda – Pas de Six – Choreographed by Marius Petipa’ – Music Cesare Pugni

Wunderland – Choreographed by Edwaard Liang – Music Philip Glass String Quartet 2, 3 and 5

Melodie – Choreographed by Walter Gutierrez – Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Peter & the Wolf and the Music of Russia

August 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ticket Price: $15
South Florida Chamber Ensemble presents music by Russian composers including Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla and Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherezade.

American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy featuring Eugene Grey

August 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ticket Price: $40

Rootz of Music, Inc. is proud to present a historical musical extravaganza that chronicles the development of popular songs that were the foundation in both Jamaica and the Americas starting from the mid 1940’s to present time. Led by world class Jamaican guitarist, composer, arranger, music instructor Eugene Grey, the show will also feature singers and dancers performing the music of the popular artists of each era such as Louis Jordan, Harry Belafonte, Byron Lee and the Dragoneers . This innovative and entertaining musical presentation is staged to demonstrate the interconnectivity of American and Jamaican music and how two separate elements of two genres merged and became what is now known as Reggae and Hip Hop.

American Roots Jamaican Music

Marcus Roberts Trio

Marcus Roberts TrioSeptember 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ticket Price Range: $35-$50
Doors: 6:30pm • Show: 7:30pm

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis has hailed Marcus Roberts as “the genius of modern piano.”
Roberts amazing story has been profiled on 60 Minutes, Charlie Rose, Tavis Smiley, NPR and more.

The Marcus Roberts Trio is known for its virtuosic style and entirely new approach to jazz trio performance. While most jazz trios have the piano front and center, all members of the Marcus Roberts Trio share equally in shaping the direction of the music by changing its tempo, mood, texture, or form at any time. And they do this with lightning quick musical reflexes and creative imaginations. The trio is known for having almost telepathic communication on the stage. And more than a few concert goers have been heard to say that it sounds like a lot more than three people up there on the stage!

Emoticoncert 1: SuffeRage

October 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ticket Price Range: $20-$25

 

Presented by the South Florida Chamber Ensemble. Resident artist Michael Moss Joins the SFCE in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s angry 4th Symphony paired with Amy Beach’s Gaelic Symphony immortalizing the suffering of Irish immigrants to the U.S. Watch Michael Moss paint the emotions live on stage during the concert.

Phantom of the Opera / Les Miserables in Concert
October 20 – October 29

Ticket Prices: Adults $24.50, Students $10, VIP $40 Opening Night
$20 for groups of 6 or more purchased at one time

Presented by Curtain Call Playhouse: Phantom of the Opera / Les Miserables in Concert
The haunting Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s longest-running musical & the poignant Les Miserables, Best Musical are dramatically set to music, with the singers performing favorites: Music of the Night, Think of Me, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, On My Own, I dreamed a Dream, Bring Him Home and featuring dancers from Florida Classical Ballet.

Outré Theater Company presents American Idiot
November 2 – November 19
Ticket Price Range: $19-39

Outré Theater Company brings Green Day’s punk opera American Idiot to South Florida. Written as a response to the political climate of the era of “extraordinary rendition,” the Patriot Act, and “freedom fries,” American Idiot follows three friends as they struggle to choose between their dreams and the gray anesthesia of suburbia.

More information

For more information, please visit www.ccpompano.org

 July 24, 2017  Posted by  Local Events No Responses »
Jul 062017
 

Pembroke Pines, FL…. July 6, 2017….ROCKIN’ attracted record crowds to the opening Art Exhibition and Reception at Studio 18 in the Pines. The Art Exhibition featuring the world’s most popular Rock Stars including Keith Richards, U2, Gloria Estefan, Eddie Van Halen, Roger Daltry, Kiss, and The Gibb brothers is open to visitors through August 2, 2017.

For the fourteen artists whose work is on exhibit, ROCKIN’ is far more than a simple nostalgic trip back to the mid to late twentieth century. Artists captured the art of music in images as the musicians from the 1960-90’s Rock n’ Roll Era were unknowingly on the verge of becoming musical icons.  In this ROCKIN’ review of history, the following artists used their skills in photography, oils, and mixed media to showcase the art of Rock n’ Roll:  Ana Aguerrevere, Lisa Botto Lee, Florencia Clement de Grandpre, Ken Davidoff, Gloria Estafan, The Gibb Family, Laurence Levine, Reinaldo Lozano, Larry Marano, Pamela Palma, Alicia Rodriguez, Larry Singer, Dawn V. and Maria Wieder.

“Artistic interpretations capture the heart and soul of a musical era. This is an opportunity to see legendary Rock n’ Roll performers sharing iconic and deeply personal moments of their lives. The Rock n’ Roll Era comes alive for the enjoyment of long-time fans and a new generation of music and art lovers,” commented Michael Edelberg, Curator / Community Engagement Coordinator for Studio 18 in the Pines.

The music of Peter Betan was the perfect complement to an evening filled with appreciation for the music of artists whose unmatched talent is responsible for revolutionizing the way audiences relate to music and the Artists whose contemporary talent captured the sheer enjoyment of Rock n’ Roll performers in their moments of growth, glory, thoughtfulness and excitement.

Studio 18The community and tour groups are welcome to visit the ROCKIN’ Art Exhibition through August 2, 2017 at Studio 18 in the Pines located at 1101 Poinciana Drive in Pembroke Pines. Admission and parking are free. Visitors are welcome Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Michael Edelberg at 954.961.6067.  For additional information about
Studio 18 in the Pines, please visit Studio 18 in the Pines.

Upcoming Art Exhibitions:
Out of Many, One: 
“A Celebration of Cultural Heritage through Abstract Art”.
Opening Reception:  August 11, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Show Dates:  August 11 to September 20, 2017.

Thirteenth Annual Art Competition:  
Submission Deadline:  TBA.
Opening Reception:  Friday, October 6, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Show Dates:  October 6 to November 8, 2017.

Studio 18 Artist’s Show / Holiday Art Sale:  
Unique Artwork and Gifts created by Studio 18 artists, plus holiday drawing for prizes.
Opening Reception:  November 17, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Show Dates:  November 17, 2017 to January 4, 2018.

Jul 032017
 

Taking place every Friday night from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  literally on the sand where Las Olas Boulevard meets A1A, Friday Night Sound Waves is a 36-week live music series that features a diverse mix of Jazz, Blues, Country, Latin Fusion, Top 40, Reggae, World and Classic Rock performers.  The summer months of July and August will feature 8 more local bands, each with their own flavor of live music including Classic Rock, Pop, Caribbean, Disco, Latin, Country and more.  Use the summary below to help you decide which Friday night summons your presence on the beach and enjoy the experience with like-minded people who will be taking it all in with you.

July 7 – The Fabulons

The Fabulons present the best music from the rock era in their “Decades” tribute beginning with the 1950’s and making their way up to the80’s.  You may also hear genres ranging from Motown, 1950’s Doo-Wop & 60‘s classic rock, disco, R&B, Beach Boys, Beatles, The ‘Girl Groups’, & “Grease”.  Presented by Florida Power & Light

 

GoodnicksJuly 14  – The Goodnicks

“The Goodnicks” are a guitar driven pop, rock and country cover-band featuring melodic three & four part harmony vocals over infectious hooks. Their songwriting and musicianship has earned them the opportunity to open for such acts as John Fogerty, Gavin DeGraw, Avril Lavigne, Butch Walker & Joss Stone.

 

Othello-Molineaux QuintetJuly 21st  Othello Molineaux Quintet

Steel-Pan Drum extraordinaire, Othello Molineaux and special guest, Nicole Yarling bring a little bit of the islands to the Fort Lauderdale Beach Island for a truly spectacular-summer escape. Presented by: Southwest Airlines®

 

July 28 – Shauna Sweeney

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Shauna Sweeney, sets the tone for this mid-summer night with clever original songs and a unique blend of pop, alt-rock, folk and world music. Presented by Las Olas Association.

 

August 4 – Celebration

Enjoy a night of fun, high energy music and a family friendly evening with the Celebration Band, performing all your favorite sing-a-long tunes from the 70’s through today.

August 11 – Andrew Morris Band

A rising star on the Country Music scene, the Andrew Morris Band covers country classics, the latest hits, good-time southern and classic rock and original songs too. Sponsored by: MyFortLauderdaleBeach.com

August 18 – Big Harvest

Big Harvest brings a fresh and energizing new reggae sound and mix of Latin, Reggae, and Roots that is sure to make you feel irie. Presented by Modelo Especial

Big Harvest Aug 18

August 25 – Grace & The Victory Riders

UPDATE: POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Grace and The Victory Riders are an internationally known band, combining a message-driven, passion-fueled style of music with a global perspective.  Grace & the Victory Riders combine world flavors and rhythms with pop songwriting and a message of social consciousness. Grace is a singer-songwriter who has been influenced by her travels all over the world; she has lived in Africa, India, Jamaica, North America and Europe. Her journey eventually brought her to Paris, where she first gained a following. Her band played more than 150 concerts in
France and her album Hall of Mirrors went Gold. [read more…]

Grace and Victory Riders

September 1st – Roll The Stones

Roll the Stones captures the power and excitement of the Rolling Stones legendary stadium tours from the 60’s,70’s and 80’s. Not to be confused with a tribute act,  Roll the Stones is a total rocking, get up and dance show comprised of classic songs from a great period in music sure to please casual and hard core Stones fans alike. Expect a full on high energy, top quality, rock and roll show, performing the music and songs of the Rolling Stones at the height of their prowess.[Read more…]

MORE INFO

For more information and the complete schedule of performances and events, please visit www.FridayNightSoundWaves.com or follow Friday Night Sound Waves on social media: facebook.com/FridayNightSoundWaves, twitter.com/SoundWavesFLB.


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Jun 282017
 
music lessons

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach is proud to present free music lessons to children ages ten years old and up. The Music is Your Ali program is being offered thanks to a partnership with the Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, which was formed by guitar legend, Joe Bonamassa. The program will offer classes in guitar, drums, piano and more, which will be offered on Saturdays starting July 1, from 10am-3pm.

Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation fuels the passion for music by funding programs and scholarships for students and teachers who possess the desire, but lack the resources or access to achieve their potential within the music industry. Through generous corporate sponsorships by industry powerhouses Ernie Ball Strings, Guitar Center, J&R Adventures, and donors, KTBA has been able to fund music projects affecting over 30,000 students since 2013.

More information:

Please call Ali Cultural Arts at 954-786-7876 or visit www.aliarts.org for more information about specific class times.

music lessons

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